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ninoir week day 2: studying

I want to see more big girls as the stars of mainstream films, and owning every single person in the movie with their “I don’t give a damn about what you think, I’m beautiful and I know it” attitude. More shows with leads that are transgender women showing us how incredible they are in what they endure from society and conduct themselves with such admirable pride and strength. More women of colour centric tv shows highlighting all the struggles they must survive growing up. More autistic girls being protagonists of movies and showing people that autism can also mean kindness, intelligence and beauty if you take the time to understand that it’s a different system. I want more differently abled girls becoming superstars in tv shows with their positive attitudes to life, their incredible spirit and their immense compassion. I want mainstream films and tv shows to start making them the heroes they deserve to be. We need to show our children that heroes come on all kinds of bodies, all kinds of minds and that is something we should love and respect as a society. We need to make tv shows and films as diverse as they can be so our children and their children can understand themselves, love themselves, and treat each other with empathy.
—  Nikita Gill, On TV Shows And Movies And True Female Inclusivity
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I love playing with my overdramatic friend.
Having a pocket lucio is not the same as a mercy or an ana…

brown.
brown is dirty.
brown is smelly.
brown is curry
mixed with broken english.
brown is beard.
brown is turban.
brown is cheap.
brown is miser.
brown is smart
(but in an uncool way).
brown is high waisted pants
and tucked in shirts.
brown is being good at math
and science (but in broken english)
brown is bollywood.
brown is drama.
brown is taxi drivers.
brown is doctors.
brown is lawyers.
brown is invasion.
brown is a red dot.
brown is hindu.
brown is muslim.
brown is terrorist.
brown is conservative.
brown is arranged marriage.
brown is oppression of women.
brown is brutal.
brown is disease.
brown is a blemish.
brown is a bruise.
brown is ugly.
brown is lazy.
brown is always looking for a deal.
brown is a coachella outfit.
brown is a talent show.
brown is samosa and roti.
brown is indian.
brown is spicy.
brown is a funny accent.
brown is loud.
brown is obnoxious music.
brown is stupid.
brown is danger.
brown is suspicious.
brown is sketchy.
brown is up to no good.
brown is a fraud.
brown is all the same.
brown is useless.
brown is sucking society dry.
brown is only good for their food.
brown is a cheat.
brown is fake.
brown is multiplying.
brown is radical.
brown is islam.
brown is a danger to our kids.
brown is uncivilized.
brown is barbarian.
brown is everywhere.
brown is no good here.
brown is taking away jobs.
brown is unwelcome.
—  nav k || brown is a red dot: a record of overheard conversations and observations over the span of less than a week.